Town trio in Under-21 squad

THREE of Ipswich Town's emerging players are included in the squad for England's Under-21 international against Ukraine at the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough on Tuesday.

By Elvin King

THREE of Ipswich Town's emerging players are included in the squad for England's Under-21 international against Ukraine at the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough on Tuesday.

Striker Darrren Bent has been a regular on the international scene for a couple of seasons, but Ian Westlake and Matt Richards are in line for their first caps.

Westlake, who was 21 last month, forced his way into the first team last season and the midfielder is set to play his 50th first team game for Ipswich at Derby County tomorrow.

Richards, 20 last Boxing Day, made his debut his Town debut in the UEFA Cup two years ago, and was virtually a regular at left back last season.

England Under-21 squad: Ashton (Crewe), Bent (Ipswich), Bentley (Norwich), Camp (Derby), Carson (Leeds), Carter (Birmingham), Clare (Stockport), Cole (Aston Villa), Davenport (Coventry), Downing (Middlesbrough), Ferdinand (West Ham), Harding (Brighton), Hoyte (Arsenal), Hunt (Bolton), Kilgallon (Leeds), Lonergan (Preston), Milner (Newcastle), O'Neil (Portsmouth), Pennant (Arsenal), Reo-Coker (West Ham), Richards (Ipswich), Stead (Blackburn), Tonge (Sheffield United), Welsh (Liverpool), Westlake (Ipswich), Whittingham (Aston Villa).